Fri, 1 July, 2022


John Chaplin

Posted: March 25th, 2019

JOHN CHAPLIN, a features sub on the Daily Mirror for many years, and a Saturday casual on the Sunday Mirror, died on March 16/17 (2019.) He was 85 and had been suffering from cancer for some years. His funeral is at 2pm on Wednesday, April 10 at Peterborough crematorium, Mowbray Road, North Bretton, Peterborough, PE6 7JE.

John was born in Walsall, in the West Midlands, and worked on the Wolverhampton Express & Star before moving to the Mirror in London.
He and his widow Anna – who have three sons, Christopher, Paul, and Jeremy – have been living in Stamford, Lincolnshire, since their return from Spain.

John became a speedway fan when his mum, Doris, took him to Birmingham Brummies when he was twelve years old. He covered the sport for more than 60 years, as a TV commentator in the Midlands, as a writer for the Speedway Star, and as editor of Vintage Speedway magazine. He aslo wrote 14 books on the sport.

 

Latest News

  • Exclusive to AMP members

    Posted: June 2nd, 2022

    COMING soon to a doormat near you – a sparkling new issue of Mirror Pensioner, the Association’s newsletter.

    Read the latest about funding …

  • Calling all Lifers!

    Posted: May 3rd, 2022

    MAY 12 2022: It’s time for another reunion for staffers, casuals, freelances, friends and family connected to The Sporting Life. For more …

  • HILARY BONNER, former Daily Mirror showbiz editor, has enjoyed huge success with a string of best-selling crime novels, but now, after more …

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.